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Community Highlights: Meet Jacob Titus of Titus Landscape

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacob Titus. 

Hi Jacob, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
When I started high school, I started to look for a “real” job. Someone I knew recommended working at Martin’s Home and Garden. I learned about many plants and the process of landscaping throughout my time there. Around my senior year in high school, I decided to take a jump and start Titus Landscape. Armed with my purple 98 Honda Accord, a borrowed hedge trimmer, and a few hand tools I finished my first job. After this, I was able to borrow my parents’ SUV and trailer until I had saved enough money to buy a truck and trailer of my own. I have not looked back since. Currently, I have six employees, a shop, and a growing business nearing the 5-year mark. We have established a respected name based off of our quality of work and communication! My business started with trimming, mulching, and tree plantings. Since then, Titus Landscape has expanded into design, hardscapes, concrete, drainage work, and installation of almost anything outdoors. I am proud of where I started and where the business is headed! 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
While I had always heard that it was not easy to build a business, I did not believe what I heard until I actually started one. Year after year I have faced new challenges. The first year I faced equipment problems and issues on the technical side of my business. Finding employees, learning the landscape install processes, tracking data, and learning the proper way to quote jobs have been key in forming Titus Landscape. There is far more to business than I had ever dreamt. I would be lying if I said that I looked forward to new issues 100% of the time. However, year after year, I look forward to solving new problems and hurdling new challenges thrown my way. There will always be “problems” in business, but you have to have good problems keep from becoming stagnant. 

We’ve been impressed with Titus Landscape, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
When most people hear that I own a landscape business they automatically think of lawn mowing and turf services. However, we have never offered lawn mowing services. We specialize in landscape designs and then delivering a top-tier installation experience with our clients. The complaint I heard the most from people was a lack of communication between the contractor and customer. Clearly labeled designs, detailed contracts, and scheduling communication sets Titus Landscape apart from the rest. Quality work and consistency is a standard for a successful business in any industry. We have brought that same attitude into the expansion into concrete services, drainage solutions, hardscape installation, outdoor living, and landscape design services. Our employees take pride in the finished product just like myself and often snap pictures of the job before I can get my camera out. We guarantee a positive experience and the best value you can find in Middle TN! 

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
The green industry has seen a massive boom over the last 10 years. Product versatility in pavers, artificial turf, and installation equipment has improved year after year. I do not expect this to change any time soon. Landscape construction is a physically demanding job. If you want to retain quality employees you must invest in quality tools. I expect innovators of installation tools and equipment to continue to keep growing. 

Pricing:

  • 2-dimensional digital designs start at $250

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